Media Discussion: US-Pakistan Ties, N Waziristan Operation, Gaza Conflict, Shooting Down of Malaysian Plane

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Context

23-07-2014_Zarbe AzbA media discussion on VOA Urdu Radio Program ‘In the News’ hosted by Shahnaz Nafees.

The debate revolves around:

– The visit of US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, James Dobbins, to Pakistan, and the Special Assistant to Pakistan’s

Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Tareq Fatemi’s, visit to the US.

– The dynamics of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza

– The implications of the shooting down of Malaysian passenger airplane over Ukraine

The panel includes:

– Brigadier (R) Muhammad Saad – Security Analyst
– Arif Ansar – Chief Analyst, PoliTact, Washington DC
– Zafar Tahir – Senior Analyst